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October 29th

Thompson murder trial begins

October 29, 2014

Dennis Thompson’s trial for a 2010 murder and three aggravated assault charges is officially underway in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

Bulldogs at top of the first CFP poll of season

October 29, 2014

If the season ended today, the Mississippi State Bulldogs would be one of the four teams in the inaugural College Football Playoff.
The College Football Playoff selection committee released its first poll Tuesday night and the Bulldogs were ranked No. 1. MSU is the top-ranked team in the two other major polls – Associated Press and Amway Coaches. 

Greenwood men accused of local armed robbery

October 29, 2014

Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department arrested two men early Monday morning in connection with a reported armed robbery at The Pointe Apartments on Misty Lee Lane near Starkville.
Deputies arrested 19-year-old Tyrone L. Weaver and 21-year-old Jacarian Tidwell, both of Greenwood, on suspicion of one count each of armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

October 28th

James Middleton Whitt

October 28, 2014

James Middleton Whitt died October 27, 2014 at his home in Mathiston, MS. Mr. Jimmy, as everyone knew him, was born January 30, 1945 at his family home in Grady (Webster County), MS. After graduating from Eupora High School and Wood Junior College he earned a Master of Education from Mississippi State University. He began his teaching career at Hollandale High School.

Dynamic duo: Prescott, Robinson compliment each other well at MSU

October 28, 2014

It's not about Dak Prescott. It's not about Josh Robinson. Rather, it's about both of those players.
Mississippi State's offensive backfield duo has taken the country by storm this season. Quarterback Prescott has become a Heisman Trophy favorite, while running back Robinson has captured the country with his running ability and his interview skills.

Liggins the leader: Wolverines benefit from veteran's versatility

October 28, 2014

Deangelo Liggins has done a little bit of everything over the years for the East Webster Wolverines on the football field.
He has performed everywhere from quarterback to wide receiver to running back on offense and safety on defense.
During his senior season, Liggins has shown East Webster head coach Doug Wilson that he can be counted upon as a leader.

Eupora's Salley plays with pride, tradition in mind

October 28, 2014

“Pride, tradition and excellence” are what stand out in Lamontae Salley’s mind about Eupora High School. 
Now as a senior those ideals mean even more to the running back. Each Friday night, Salley is able to put on that Eagles jersey he plays with an intensity and desire that allows him to bring pride to his community.

Smith on Sports: Area game of week a hard one to call

October 28, 2014

It was definitely a hard call this week.
With the type of seasons that some of our area high school football teams are having, the task of picking a game of the week has been more of a challenge than in other years. There have been some pretty good matchups taking place the last several weeks.
This may be the best week of them all.

SA boys, girls capture top 10 finishes in state

October 28, 2014

CLINTON – The Starkville Academy cross country team secured a pair of top 10 finishes at the Class AAA State Championship meet at Choctaw Trails on the campus of Mississippi College on Monday.
The boys team, which claimed the AAA North title, finished fourth in the state behind Jackson Prep (1), Presbyterian Christian School (2) and Columbia Academy (3).  

SHS falls on road in North Half volleyball final

October 28, 2014

SOUTHAVEN – The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets saw their volleyball season come to an end on Tuesday night by losing a 3-0 decision on the road to DeSoto Central in the Class III North final.
After dropping the first two sets 25-10 and 25-16, the Lady Jackets rallied a bit and lost a close third set 25-21.

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